Colias erate (Esper, 1805)

Franeta, Filip, 2018, Checklist of the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of Montenegro, Zootaxa 4392 (1), pp. 128-148: 137

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:ED61AE1A-FF8A-4B49-8A78-7E5EE7296A77

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F24A64-0136-A945-FF39-AF62FEDEF9F8

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Colias erate (Esper, 1805)
status

 

Colias erate (Esper, 1805)  

—The species was reported for the first time in Montenegro by Sobczyk & Gligorović (2016). In order to verify this record, the author contacted Mr. Sobczyk who kindly provided photographs of the two specimens identified as C. erate   , which turned out to actually be specimens of C. crocea   f. helice. Owing to this unfortunate error, C. erate   is not included in the current list of the butterflies of Montenegro. Its presence, however, cannot be completely discarded, especially in the northern parts of the country. The species is widespread in Serbia, mainly in northern areas ( Miljević & Popović 2014) where it can be abundant (Franeta pers. obs.), while it has not been reported from Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Lelo 2016) or Albania ( Verovnik & Popović 2013).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pieridae

Genus

Colias